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Hotel Emelisse details

Sculpted into a hillside with dramatic views over to Ithaca, this cutting-edge retreat is a real style icon.

The Emelisse deserves a medal for its location. Carved into a hillside rising from the sea, it’s just a couple of kilometres from the harbourside tavernas of Fiskardo. There’s a pretty pebbly bay just around the corner, too. And because its buildings are stepped into the hillside, it’s immersed in views across the Ionian to Ithaca.

The main building and pool lie on the lowest terrace, so they’ve got the best outlook. The pool itself is split-level, with its upper part merging infinity-style into the sea. Around the water, you’ll find rows of wooden sunloungers, as well as bar terraces where you can sink into cushioned sofas. And in the evenings, the whole scene is given an extra magic by hundreds of glowing candles and lanterns set out on the terraces.

These designer touches are given free rein inside. In the lobby for instance, plump sofas and low bamboo tables take centre-stage. The rooms, meanwhile, are minimalist through and through. Cue teak canopy beds, sleek wood and neutral tones, accessorised with satellite TVs and balconies or terraces. What’s more, a few of the junior suites feature private pools shared by just a handful of guests, plus extra luxuries like CD and DVD players.

In the culinary department, you’ve got the main Votsalo restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean dishes on the pool terrace. Last, but not least, there’s the Kinema terrace, overlooking an infinity pool. This evening number focuses on Greek grilled cuisine and freshly made pizzas, it is ringed with flickering candles at night. You can even watch outdoor movies here on summer evenings - the perfect complement to the cinematic views.


• 100m to beach • 2km to Fiskardo • 56km to airport

Transfer time

1 hour 30 minutes

Swimming pool

• 2 pools - 1 adults-only • Pool snack bar • Sunbeds on terrace with sea view


• Continental buffet breakfast • Waiter service lunch and dinner • Restaurant serving things like pizzas and grill food • Outdoor à la carte restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean dishes


• Fitness room • Massage - on request • Spa treatments • Tennis • Squash • Mountain bikes • Pool table


• 2 bars • Outdoor cinema showing films and sports events every evening

For families

• Kids' pool

Other facilities

• Money exchange • Small gift shop • Laundry service • Wi-Fi in public areas • DVD rental

Room facilities

All rooms have modern Italian-style décor and come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, iPod docking station, phone, minibar, bathrobes, hairdryer and a balcony or terrace. You can also hire espresso machines. Standard rooms sleep 2 adults and a child with a contemporary canopy double bed, child bed and side sea view. You can also upgrade to a Sea-view double room.

We also offer Double rooms with shared pool, Junior Suites, Sea-view junior suites and Junior suites with shared pool.

Double rooms with shared pool sleep 2 with a canopy double bed, sea view and access to a private shared pool.

Junior suites sleep up to 3 adults with a canopy double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge area. These rooms also feature teak wood furniture, upgraded bathroom amenities and a side sea view. Sea-view junior suites are also available.

Junior suites with shared pool have a full sea view and give you access to a private shared pool.





Official rating:

A Class

Special Offers

Honeymoon offer: Free local wine.

Extra Local Charges

Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

refine offers

Show availability

  1. Thomson from £1028 pp

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